DailyDirt: Cool Robot Videos

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Watching robots in action is far more entertaining than just reading about what robots can do. That's mostly because there's always a slight chance that the robot will "go crazy" and do something totally unexpected (and usually destructive). We haven't included any destructive robot videos here, but the following links are all pretty interesting robot projects:
  • Don't taunt robots that handle knives and de-bone hams for a living. The HAMDAS-R ham de-boning robot makes an excellent gift for the holidays -- if you happen to be friends with an industrial ham processing plant owner. [url]
  • Smarter cars could play follow-the-leader on highways. Relying on a robot driver, even if it's following a human driver, seems a bit too risky still. [url]
  • A bipedal robot, that runs like people do, uses "pneumatic muscles" which mimic human legs. This robot looks like it still needs to learn how to walk first. [url]
  • The world's first badminton robot doesn't seem to want to show off its moves too much. Its shyness is probably due to the fact that it's literally a one-dimensional player -- it can only move back and forth along a line. [url]
  • Playing air hockey against a robot arm looks like more fun. But after a while, it probably isn't much fun to play against a "perfect" air hockey defense. [url]


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      Gabriel Tane (profile), Dec 29th, 2010 @ 8:04pm

      A bipedal robot, that runs like people do, uses "pneumatic muscles" which mimic human legs. This robot looks like it still needs to learn how to walk first."
      Ah... but can it QWOP any better than a human?

       

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      bob, Dec 29th, 2010 @ 8:17pm

      I qwop

      and I don't even need a keyboard.

       

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      The Groove Tiger (profile), Dec 29th, 2010 @ 11:46pm

      A stabby knife bot, what can possibly go wrong?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0vfGWiLwZQ

       

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      Gabriel Tane (profile), Dec 30th, 2010 @ 4:03am

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      not just a stabby knife robot... a robot that humans are teaching how to hold a knife and cut meat. Umm... aren't we meat?

       

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      PandaMarketer (profile), Dec 30th, 2010 @ 6:21am

      Re: Re: meat

      Irregularly shaped soft food!

       

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      Valkor, Dec 30th, 2010 @ 9:15am

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      I once told a martial arts expert friend of mine that I didn't like to get in fights because I'm made of squishy meat. Just keep the stabby knife bot away from the AI nanobots.

       

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      Michael Ho (profile), Dec 30th, 2010 @ 12:54pm

      Re: Big Dog

      That Big Dog is another cool robot... but it's been seen so many times that there's even a parody video of it:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXJZVZFRFJc

       

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      Janford Rumbaoa, Jan 10th, 2011 @ 10:39am

      The HAMDAS-R ham de-boning robot is quite dangerous because the robot handles with sharp knives and kitchen blades. I honestly don't like it because if it were officially released worldwide then the unemployment rates would spike up to at least 40% more because now they have invented a robot that does the job better, faster, and save money.

       

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